The NDP nomination meeting for the Brandon-Souris byelection has been set forOct. 17.
According to Vanessa Hamilton, president of the Brandon-Souris federal NDP association, residents must be an NDP member for at least 30 days prior to the meeting in order to vote. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 7.
Two people have announced their intention to seek the NDP nomination — Brandon Labour Council president Cory Szczepanski and locomotive engineer John Bouché.
Meanwhile, today is the deadline for any Conservatives wanting to throw their hat in the ring.
Three Conservative candidates have come forward: Merv Tweed’s former executive assistant Chris Kennedy, city Coun. Len Isleifson (Riverview) and Arthur-Virden MLA Larry Maguire.
The dates for both the Conservative and Liberal nomination meetings have not yet been announced.
Media executive Rolf Dinsdale, whose father represented Brandon-Souris as MP for more than 30 years, is seeking the Liberal nomination, as well as former U.S. marine/teacher Frank Godon of Boissevain.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 11, 2013